Patrick Arnold: Navigating the Controversial World of Steroids

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, host Dr. Scott Sherr is joined by guest Patrick Arnold to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What are steroids used in sports and bodybuilding, the fear and controversy that surrounds them and what’s Patrick Arnold’s experience in steroid chemistry and the creation of performance-enhancing compounds?
  • What are the intricate regulations and controversies surrounding prohormones, particularly the sale and production of androstenedione and its marketing as a supplement due to its resemblance to DHEA?
  • What are the potential health impacts and benefits of ketones, and the role of NAD?

Who is Patrick Arnold?

Patrick Arnold is an American organic chemist known for introducing androstenedione, 1-androstenediol, and methylhexanamine into the dietary supplement market, and for creating the designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone, also known as THG and "the clear."

What did Dr. Scott discuss with Patrick Arnold?

(0:00:00) - The controversial world of steroids, based on personal experiences in bodybuilding and the creation and use of performance-enhancing compounds

(0:15:36) - The controversial topic of pro hormones in the nutritional supplement industry, including the production and sale of androstenedione

(0:21:02) - The world of anabolic steroids, including the creation and distribution of undetectable steroids also known as the "clear" products.

(0:32:41) - Performance-enhancing drugs and the legal restrictions and potential dangers of using substances like anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, and selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMS).

(0:39:13) - The use of ketones as a performance enhancer, discussing the evolution of understanding ketone metabolism and the differences between esters and salts

(0:52:33) - Ketones effects on the body, including improved mitochondrial health and brain function

(0:58:04) - The role of NAD in gene expression and its dependence on co-factors, and the administration of precursors to NAD and their effects on the body


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